Guess what today is?
Not just the end of the month.
The end of my book buying ban.
I'm not sure what to say first ... WOOHOOO or ALLELUJA?
I guess I'll simply settle for both and repeat them as my new mantra over and over and over (and one more time) and over again.
So, let's look back on the past six months of no book shopping. In short, I didn't cave and go on some secret shopping spree. I honestly didn't. Now that's will power for ya! I even purged my wishlist as not to be totally overwhelmed when the time arrives in which I can once again splurge on those things with pages. Yet I've also come to realize that the ban would have been all in vain if I now got back to my old book buying habits, which means there are going to be rules, yes, rules on how many books I will allow myself to buy each month.
I decided that twelve is a good number, and first thing tomorrow morning, I shall head over to The Book Depository and buy those books I've been longing for pretty much since I went on the book buying ban. Now you may roll your eyes at the number twelve. Are you saying that twelve new books a month aren't good enough for you? Trust me, after my book buying fast twelve is basically borderline overdosing on the good stuff.
Besides, it's not as though my TBR piles have substantially shrunk in recent months. I mean, I did manage to make the number of unread books drop from slightly over 400 down to roughly 350, but compared to the 75 books I read this year, plus the 40 books I purged from my stacks as I didn't see myself reading them any time soon (or more like ever), this shrinkage is nothing to brag about. That's the downside to winning books or receiving them for review, I guess.
But on to what I'm going to put into my shopping basket! Anyone want to know? I figured you would. And here we are with the first few books I'm going to purchase ...
What's that you say? That ain't twelve books!? Of course not, silly! I need to spread those buying urges equally over the whole month and not just do it all in one day.
How about yourself? Are you abiding to rules on just how many books you allow yourself to buy each month? If so, what's your magic number? Please comment away!